SWAP opens to help refresh the home

Tickets: $15

Location: Knoxville Christian School (Elementary Gym)

Drop off time: 8 a.m. - noon

Swap time: 1 - 3 p.m.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) SWAP is back in action Saturday, opening its doors to women ready to swap home goods.

SWAP was started back in March by Tischa Wright after reading Jenn Hatmaker's Book "Seven."

The book discusses reducing waste and mentioned a swap event in Austin. Then Knoxville's SWAP was born, Savvy Women Avoiding Purchase.

The idea is to clean out your closet, meet a predetermined place and swap. After both a women's swap and family swap, organizers decided to tackle home goods.

"You don't have to price your items. You don't have to stand over them. You bring them. You trade them one for one. So for this SWAP I could bring a chair and get a curtain or a curtain rod, something that I need," said organizer Katy Ellis.

Participants will pay a $15 dollar fee to cover space rental and advertising. Otherwise, the event's completely free. For each item you bring, you'll be given a credit for another item.

SWAP will take place Saturday, October 12th at Knoxville Christian School in the Elementary Gym. Drop offs will be accepted from eight a.m. until noon. The swap starts at one p.m. and lasts until three.

Items accepted include furniture like chairs and coffee tables, smaller items like pillows, artwork and dishes, even holiday items like Christmas trees.

Damaged or dirty items won't be accepted along with things like mattresses that can't be sterilized.

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